A Father’s Day memory

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4 Responses

  1. Joan grossman says:

    hi Patti; I knew you in Florida and found your web site. My father passed 98. January 27, 2017 after living with me 9 years. Like you he was my mentor. As I read your journal. I can identify and what helps you put my emotion into words. After all you Patti. Thank you.

    • Murphy says:

      Hi Joan, so nice to hear from a former Florida friend and I’m assuming a Gables girl? I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing this year. I can definitely relate to having a father who is such a strong mentor and friend, and then suddenly they are gone. I’ve never experienced anything as tough. Hang in there Joan, you are in the early days of this transition into a new reality without your dad. As crushing as it may feel now, it really does get better gradually over time. Not that they are ever forgotten or that we will never break into tears when we think of them. I don’t think grief ever completely disappears; but I think we somehow learn to absorb it and it becomes part of our new reality, like a new hole in our life that we just learn to work around, and make a new part of who we are. I appreciate your kind words about my post. Thank you, and all the very best to you.

  2. Jean says:

    Hi Patti,
    I came across your web site, I adore Eagle, Idaho. We hope to move there in a few years when we retire.
    I feel your pain of losing your Father, mine passed away from Multi-Myloma on July 20th, 2011. Worst pain a person will ever endure losing a loved one, everyday even now & I imagine I will always feel that empty void in my life.

    I don’t know much about you, but your story has me very interested in reading more about you & your life.
    Perhaps someday our paths will cross if you still live in the Eagle area.

    Enjoy the day & thanks for sharing your stories, I have a feeling I am going to love reading more! =)
    Best, Jean

    • Murphy says:

      Thank you Jean, I appreciate you stopping by Murphy Writes and also your kind comments. I agree with you about losing a loved one. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of my father and miss him. I am sorry for your loss as well. I don’t know if it gets easier over time, or if we just learn to live in a different reality 🙁 Eagle Idaho is a beautiful town, I live just about 5 minutes up the road from there. You will love it! Thanks so much again for your input!

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